Human herpesvirus 8 and pulmonary hypertension

Emanuele Nicastri, Carmine Dario Vizza, Fabrizio Carletti, Stefania Cicalini, Roberta Badagliacca, Roberto Poscia, Giuseppe Ippolito, Francesco Fedele, Nicola Petrosillo

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Abstract

Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) antibodies were detected in 1 of 33 patients with pulmonary hypertension (including in 1 of 16 with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension), 5 of 29 with cystic fibrosis, and 3 of 13 with interstitial lung disease. No relationship between HHV-8 infection and pulmonary hypertension was found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1480-1482
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume11
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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